Last Tuesday, three weeks after the US House, by a vote of 64-34, the Republican-led US Senate passed a bill that would ban and criminalize the practice of late-term abortion — the procedure right-wingers call “partial-birth abortion.” The measure now goes to George Bush, who has pledged to sign it into law. If he does, as expected, the move will send feminists and reproductive-rights supporters into a justifiable frenzy. Why justifiable? Because, quite simply, the action could alter seriously the future of abortion rights and women’s health in the United States.
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